Originally Posted by gradinaruvasile
Why buy somethig that may not work well 99% of the time?
Because sandy bridge isnt that well supported by the intel drivers AFAIK. And the Optimus stuff is officially unsupported (dont rely on discussions about experimental stuff that may or may not work).
Intel has a pretty good track record when it comes to drivers. And they've said that they are not happy with the support sandy bridge had in the beginning, and promised to make sure the next generation gets a less tough start.
In the open source driver department I'd rather bet on intel than amd/nvidia. And if I can get the model I'm looking at it'll save me about 30% on the price. That's the reason. A lot of the sandy bridge setups thats coming out has the nvidia cards :/.